Cultural relativism asserts that each and every culture has its own set of customs and beliefs, and that culture should be understood by the standards and values of the people in that culture. Anthropologists think that things that might seem cruel or irrational in our own culture should be seen via the lens of cultural relativity and that all cultures have practices or beliefs which can be seen by others as repugnant or incomprehensible.
After reading the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights, describe whether you think that cultural relativism can coexist with the idea of universal human rights. Is it possible for anthropologists to promote human rights devoid of imposing, for illustration, their own Western values and ideas of human rights?